July Flash Exhibition
23rd July - 29th July
Works of Lynsey James
"I have deliberately surrendered control of the creative process as much as possible to natural forces in order to achieve this."
To round off July, Artizan Gallery brings you this exclusive “flash” exhibition of new works by Lynsey James, as part of her coastal tour.
The Exhibition focuses on her current body of work comprising a collection of original abstract acrylics on canvas, both traditional square and rectangular as well as contemporary circular and triangular, in a range of sizes from 8in x 8in to 5ft x 3ft. A number of the smaller works (square, circular, triangular) will be hung in a sequence giving the effect of one large painting and can be sold as an entirety or individually. Also available are a selection of framed high quality prints on archival paper.
This latest work is inspired by the harmonious energy of the natural world particularly the movement of oceanic waters. Deep blues, indigo, violet and turquoise mingle with lighter hues to create a rich palette reflective of the many and varied moods that is characteristic of our planet’s oceans. Blue is a deeply Spiritual colour resonating at a high, pure frequency. It is a colour that is also found in many crystal gemstones. The paintings contain hints of lapis lazuli, amethyst, turquoise - all natural elements of the earth, with their own subtle vibrational energy.
The process by which the paintings have been created replicates the dynamic nature and movement of water energy. Lynsey deliberately surrenders control of the creative process as much as possible to natural forces in order to achieve this.
The depth of colour and vibrant energy expressed in each work coalesces to evoke a sense of wellbeing, happiness and positivity in the viewer. We have all experienced a sense of connection to the sea environment whether it be a beach holiday in Cornwall, walking along a sun kissed shore in the Maldives or tasting the sea spray on a windswept, craggy headland. Through the layers, mesmerising form and blending of colour Lynsey invites the viewer to probe deeper and awaken their own connection to the energy of the oceans – a primal link as old as humanity itself.
The abstract ever-changing reality of the natural world is a constant source of inspiration for my paintings. My current work captures the essence of the movement of oceanic waters through my own personal connection and experiences of the sea environment. Using acrylic and subtle technique I have been able to intuitively create my interpretation of the dynamic energy underlying behind this timeless movement of water. Various blue hues in the work convey a deeper Spiritual element associated with this energy. The depth of colour and vibrant energy expressed in each work coalesces to evoke a sense of well being, happiness and positivity encouraging a process of perceptual participation between the observer and the painting.
Exhibited works will be available to view here a month prior to the exhibition, but for now please feel free to browse works of our other artists.